Schwann's microscope

Made:
1835

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Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Schwann's microscope (no case), with accessories

This instrument dates from about 1835 and was made for Theodore Schwann (1810-1882), the celebrated physiologist. It features seven achromatic object-glasses which are screwed together and can be combined.

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Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1928-801
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown)
type:
microscope accessories
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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